Classroom & Learning Spaces Technology
We offer setup, training and repairs support on campus owned equipment which include the following Technology in Campus Classrooms and Learning Spaces. If a classroom technology emergency occurs, please contact our office at x7448 for assistance. Routine requests can be submitted by phone to the Help Desk at x7448 or by an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We also offer technology resources for loan to assist faculty with remote teaching and creation of multi-media content for your online, hybrid, and flex classes. These following items can be used with any computer with a USB drive, including at the instructor podiums in our classrooms. Please contact the Help Desk at x7448 or by an email to email@example.com.
- Portable Document Camera
- High Definition Web Camera (mini desktop tripod also available)
- Wired USB Headset with microphone
- Mobile ‘light’ FLEX recording carts (available for reserved use on campus only)
- 10” Wacom Graphic Tablet
- 24” Viewsonic Touchscreen Monitor
We offer the following equipment and software to help students with disabilities access computers and digital learning materials:
- Nuklz Magnus125 keyboard: keyboard features high-contrast keys with large lettering for improved visibility (white keys, black lettering)
- BigKeys LX keyboard: keyboard features high-contrast keys with large lettering for improved visibility; 60 extra-large keys for improved strike area (black keys, white lettering)
- BOOGIIO large print keyboard: keyboard features high-contrast keys with large lettering for improved visibility (yellow keys, black lettering)
- LCD Magnifier: enlarges character size with adjustable magnification; reduces glare
- Orbit Trackball with Scroll Ring: stationary device used to control computer with ergonomic design
- Williams Sound DWS PCS 1 400 ALK Digi-Wave Personal Communication System: two-way wireless listening system which allows users to talk to one another without interference
- SONY MDR-ZX110NC headphones: noise cancelling headphones designed to reduce unwanted sounds
What are electronic book readers and what are accessible text-to-speech functions?
Electronic book readers, or e-book readers, are handheld devices that allow users to read digital books and other materials by displaying content on screens (often referred to as “e-ink technology”). Though features vary, e-book readers can hold a digital library of books, provide access to online content like newspapers and magazines, allow the user to highlight passages, look up word definitions, and link to reference materials. Some e-book readers have accessible text-to-speech functions that allow users who are blind or have low vision to hear the on-screen content read aloud, navigate device controls, and select menu options.
It is impermissible under federal law for colleges and universities to use electronic book readers in classroom settings that are not accessible to students who are blind or have low vision, unless those students are provided an equally effective accommodation or reasonable modification that allows those students to receive all the educational benefits of the technology. In summary, SUNY Canton does not purchase, require, or recommend the use of the Kindle DX, or any other electronic book reader, unless or until the device is accessible, or we provide a reasonable accommodation or modification that is accessible to students who are blind or have low vision. For more information on the Office of Civil Rights policy on electronic book readers, see Electronic Book Reader Dear Colleague Letter: Questions and Answers about the Law, the Technology, and the Population Affected